Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities
Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer.
Assistant Director, Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office
Associate Director of Development
Campus Safety Officer (full-time)
Director of Human Resources
Pool of Eligible Temporary Staff (P.O.E.T.S)
The Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office Assistant Director, under the direction of the LEAP Director, (1) develops and oversees the leadership development, management and execution of events/activities, and risk management education of the members of the 11 local Society chapters (comparable to Greek Life), (2) coordinates the annual community service day called Helping Hands Day, and (3) serves as an instructor in the Poet Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) Certificate Program. The Assistant Director serves as the primary advisor for the Inter-Society Council (the council for all Society chapters), will work as part of the LEAP team to provide a diverse offering of programs and services, will assist in the oversight and education of students in risk management and critical thinking, will establish and assess goals and objectives for to his/her specialty areas, and will provide budget management for his/her specialty areas.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
(1) Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education Administration or related field (2) Three – Five (3-5) years of professional experience in Greek Affairs, Student Life, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience (3)Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: student development theory, assessment, program coordination, student leader advisement, event/risk management, judicial board advisement, fiscal management, program evaluation, group dynamics, conflict management, mediation, and leadership development (4) Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral); strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, ability to make sound ethical decisions, and experience working with a diverse student body (5)Ability to effectively work with College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners (6) Must be computer literate (basic word processing and excel spreadsheets) (7) Have a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education
To be considered for this position, please email your resume with cover letter including salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Assistant Director, Leadership Experience Programs (LEAP) Office, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608 AA/EOE.
The Associate Director of Development will develop and implement a formal alumni career mentoring program for undergraduate students by identifying potential alumni and friends through collaboration with Development and Alumni Relation colleagues. The Associate Director of Development will oversee a successful donor relations program providing regular stewardship to individuals who have established named funds for scholarships, professorships, and academic programs. And, the Associate Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit, and active prospect/donor base of individuals to maximize comprehensive private gift support for the College with a primary focus on securing John Greenleaf Whittier Society level gifts and developing a pipeline of philanthropic activity for alumni engaged in mentoring program.
The Associate Director of Development will formulate effective goals, objectives, strategies, activities, and benchmarks in the development and implementation of Poet Ambassadors Programs. Manage a portfolio of prospects with specific responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these assigned individuals from various constituencies for the purpose of building Poet Ambassadors program and increasing philanthropy to the College. Effectively engage in aggressive outreach to current and new prospects in order to maintain and grow a portfolio of Poet Ambassadors to the College. Assist in the development and design of effective promotional materials and publications, including oversight of web-site, management of social media, and any electronic newsletters related to alumni mentor program. Must be able to travel around the region and to other areas of the country for the purpose of all Advancement related events.
Position qualifications require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, a Master’s or higher degree is preferred. The candidate will have a minimum 5 years experience, preferably in higher education, with progressive experience in program development that engages multiple constituencies in the areas of career development, fundraising and alumni relations. Must posses exceptional organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, proven negotiation and mediation skills, and a creative and positive attitude toward advancement of Whittier College. A track record of working successfully with faculty to develop and implement new academic and/or alumni programs is essential. Must be able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advance plans. Broad knowledge of the principles of alumni and donor program development: (1) to initiate contacts with potential volunteers/donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies of them, including working with volunteers, faculty and college administrators; (3) to move potential volunteers/donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make personal solicitations when appropriate; (5) to integrate alumni donors/volunteers into programs that engage current students and faculty; (6) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
To be considered for this position, please email your resume with cover letter including salary history to: email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608 AA/EOE.
Whittier College is seeking a qualified Campus Safety Officer. The successful candidate must be able to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff. Under the general guidance of the Director of Campus Safety, the candidate will perform a variety of duties to ensure the safety of the College Community and campus facilities.
- Patrols campus property, in a vehicle or on foot, to provide security and traffic control
- Performs physical security checks of campus facilities, ensuring facilities are in use by appropriate personnel
- Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls
- Must be available and ready at any point during shift to respond to community needs
- Observes, reports, and identifies persons involved in suspicious activities or manner and ensures that unauthorized persons leave the campus and community
- Enforces campus policies, regulations, and municipal, state and federal laws.
- Assist local law enforcement as necessary
- Conducts thorough investigations as assigned and completes detailed reports as to those investigations
- Participates in crime prevention programs
- Assist Student Life and Residential Life personnel as required
- Provides on-campus escorts to College students and personnel as requested
- Performs other duties as deemed necessary under the guidance of the Director, via chain of command
High School diploma. Required certification; PC 832, Guard card, CPR, First Aid, and AED must be in possession at time of hire. Tear gas and collapsible baton certification required within first month of employment. Must have no criminal record. Must possess a current CA driver license. Experience working campus safety/security/law enforcement in a College or University environment is preferred.
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE.
Whittier College, a 4-year liberal arts college in Southern California seeks to hire its first digital scholar. This dynamic and enthusiastic candidate will help create and manage a newly remodeled collaborative digital workspace to be housed in the campus Library. The digital scholar will guide a team of faculty, students and technology specialists to support individual and campus-wide digital initiatives. We are particularly interested in a scholar who can inspire and implement the College’s commitment to innovative pedagogies associated with digital technologies. A generous Andrew Mellon Foundation grant of $750,000 provides bridge funding to create this permanent position.
- Promote the innovative and evolving use of technology to advance the liberal arts curriculum at Whittier College
- Research and lead development initiatives to identify emerging technologies, industry trends and best practices that are appropriate to the College’s environment
- Promote and support the use of digital technologies to enhance hybrid learning, the use of web-based collaboration tools, mobile learning technologies and games and simulations in multi-user virtual environments
- Serve as a liaison to faculty, informing them about options to integrate technology into their pedagogies
- Promote the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of scholarly digital projects
- Coordinate training opportunities for faculty to increase their understanding and awareness of established and emerging technologies
- Engage faculty and students in collaborative scholarship and the creation of knowledge using emerging digital technologies
- Advance collaboration with other colleges, including efforts to expand undergraduate research
- Be knowledgeable in the production of audio and video content in support of teaching and learning, and digital media, electronic media presentation, production, and distribution tools
- Teach an annual course in your area of specialization, after year one
- Participate in campus governance committee work, after year one
Graduate degree in a Humanities field (PhD preferred). Evidence of successfully created and managed digital projects. Successful work experience with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of technical expertise. Relevant experience working in higher education, Active involvement in academic communities related to digital scholarship (NITLE, EDUCAUSE, HASTAC), and Demonstrated effectiveness in a teaching environment. Sophisticated understanding of digital projects and publishing, Familiar with digital repositories, and Conversant with digital methodologies, geographic information systems, data visualization and other modes of digital scholarship. Exceptional organizational, presentation, project management, interpersonal and communication skills. Works effectively across disciplines and Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems (Moodle preferred).
To be considered for this position, please email your CV with cover letter, three references and salary history in a single PDF file to: email@example.com. AA/EOE.
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 10th, and will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is open for negotiation, but preferably will begin by Spring, 2014.
Whittier College invites resumes and cover letters from qualified members of the HR profession who seek a Director of Human Resources position.
Whittier College is a national liberal arts college in California serving about 1,650 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students in education and law. The undergraduate campus is located in Whittier, and the Law School is in Costa Mesa. Established in 1887 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) as the Whittier Academy, the College was chartered by the State of California in 1901. The Law School was founded in 1966 and became an integral part of the College in 1975.
Since its founding, the College has remained committed to its mission of providing a liberal arts education of the highest quality to a diverse and well-qualified student body. The Law School extends Whittier’s educational values to the study of law, which is the professional discipline most closely related to the liberal arts.
With long-held values of tolerance, service, and internationalism, the College is among the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation. The enrollment of students from underrepresented groups is over forty percent, and the College takes pride in its designation by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
The College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The Department of Human Resources serves the undergraduate campus and Law School. There are approximately 420 full-time employees. The employee population includes tenured and non-tenured faculty, administrative and support personnel, and part-time students.
The successful Director of Human Resources candidate will provide strategic leadership to the College and Law School in planning and managing all areas of human resources in support of the institution’s vision and mission, including providing leadership to the Human Resources department personnel, and managing institutional employee relations, performance systems, training programs, compensation programs and budgets, regulatory compliance, employee recruitment, and developing and implementing strategic best practices in human resources administration. The Director ensures that human resources processes are implemented consistently and in accordance with federal and state laws. The Director works with a wide constituency including College, Law School, private K-8 school, and student employment. Up to twenty-five percent local travel is required.
Position qualifications require a Bachelor's degree in human resources or closely related field. A Master's degree in human resources, a related field and professional certification is preferred. A minimum of ten years relevant full time, professional human resources experience is required with preference given to experience in higher education and private colleges. At least seven years of experience at a manager or director level, including supervisory experience is required. Experience with HRIS is required and knowledge of the Banner system is a plus. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to promote a positive work environment, be highly motivated and solution oriented. The candidate must be able to work accurately and effectively with financial data, information management systems, and possess a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the College.
To be considered for this position, please email your resume with cover letter including salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608 AA/EOE.
Whittier College invites applications for two openings in the Office of Admission to be part of an energetic and innovative recruitment team.
The Enrollment Assistant provides administrative and clerical support functions for admissions, registration of students and maintenance of student records.
The Enrollment Assistant will have a full range of responsibilities, including- significant data entry/ability to effectively navigate the College’s CRM to input/track applications, supporting documents, and inquiry cards; answering phones; opening and sorting mail; filing; coordinating mailings to prospective students; utilizing and working with current students to help with assigned tasks; front desk coverage (welcoming families to the College); helping with on-campus events; other duties as assigned. Anticipated start date is Monday, January 6th.
To be considered for this position, please email your resume with cover letter including salary history to: email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608 AA/EOE.
Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.